CONCORD, NH- A federal jury has found a Manchester lawyer guilty of manipulating a 14 year old girl to produce child pornography.
43 year old Lisa Biron was accused of videotaping the young girl having sex with two different men in both her home and in Canada. As result Biron faced eight federal indictments charging her with sexual exploitation of a child, transporting a child across state lines to produce child pornography, along with possession of child pornography. Biron was convicted on all charges after just two hours of jury deliberations on Wednesday.
Wednesday’s court proceedings began with prosecutors calling both men who said they had sex with the young girl while Biron videotaped them. Prosecutors than called an FBI agent to the stand who specializes in computer forensics who testified that he found pornographic images on a computer that apparently at one point belong to Biron, as well as sexually explicit video on a seized I Phone which also belong to Biron. Prosecutors wrapped up their case with some recently recorded phone calls Biron made while incarcerated talking to her father telling him of the young girl, that “She had a part in this.”
Assistant US Attorney Helen Fitzgibbon said the calls were typical of Biron placing the blame for her problems on a young girl. Fitzgibbons then went on to tell the jury how basic of a case this was, about a woman who used a girl as a sexual object and videotaped it. Saying the evidence is clear that Biron took the girl to Canada to make the video and that she exploited the girl encouraging her to drink alcohol, smoke marijuana and have sex.
While the defense decided not to calling any witnesses. Biron’s attorney James Moir addressed the jury, saying things were not as clear as prosecutors claimed; Moir said the case is not about whether Biron is a good or bad person but rather, whether if the government proved each element of the charges against her.
While Biron failed to show any emotion as the verdict was read aloud, her lawyer said she is devastated.
Biron is set to be sentenced in April with prosecutors saying they will seek a lengthy sentence.